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SD Jail Escapee Caught

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man who escaped from the Huron jail early Tuesday has been found in in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls police Sgt. David Osterquist says Charles Beeney was taken into custody at about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Beeney's escape from jail prompted Huron schools to go on lockdown status as a precaution.

The 45-year-old Beeney is originally from Lansing, Kan. He was arrested last December on an aggravated eluding charge after leading law officers from five counties and the South Dakota Highway Patrol on a chase through Jerauld County. The chase ended when he crashed the pickup truck he had stolen in North Dakota.

Beeney in 2006 was sentenced to five years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary for stealing a pickup and escaping from the Richland County Jail.

 


 

ORIGINAL STORY

 

     People in Huron, South Dakota, are being told to lock their doors while police search for an escaped prisoner they say is armed and dangerous.

     Sheriff's officials say Charles Leroy Beeney escaped from the Huron jail around 1am Tuesday morning after holding a prison guard hostage. Police say Beeney took the guard's clothing and had a makeshift weapon.

     The 45-year-old Beeney is from Kansas. He was arrested last December on an aggravated eluding charge after leading law officers from five counties and the South Dakota Highway Patrol on a chase through Jerauld County. The chase ended when he crashed the pickup truck he was driving in a field west of Alpena.

     Beeney was sentenced in 2006 to five years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary for stealing a pickup and escaping from North Dakota's Richland County Jail.

     Police say if you see Beeney, do not approach him, but contact your local law enforcement.

 

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